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Professor Martin Pitts

Publications

Books

with Van Oyen A, Materialising Roman Histories, Oxford, Oxbow Books, 2017.

with Versluys MJ, Globalisation and the Roman world: World history, connectivity and material culture, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2015.

with Perring D, Alien cities. Consumption and the origins of urbanism in Roman Britain, London, Spoilheap Monograph 7, 2013.

Articles

Reconsidering Britain's first urban communities, Journal of Roman Archaeology, vol. 27, 2014, 133-174

with Griffin R, Exploring health and social well-being in late Roman Britain: an intercemetery approach, American Journal of Archaeology, vol. 116, no. 2, 2012, 253-276

with Griffin R, Smith R, Brook A, Inequality at Late Roman Baldock, UK. The impact of social factors upon health and diet, Journal of Anthropological Research, vol. 67, no. 4, 2011, 533-556

Artefact suites and social practice: an integrated approach to Roman provincial finds assemblages, Facta. A Journal of Roman Material Culture Studies, vol. 4, 2010, 125-152

Re-thinking the southern British oppida: networks, kingdoms and material culture, European Journal of Archaeology, vol. 13, 2010, 32-63

Globalizing the local in Roman Britain: an anthropological approach to social change, Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, vol. 27, 2008, 493-506

Consumption, deposition and social practice: a ceramic approach to intra-site analysis in late Iron Age to Roman Britain, Internet Archaeology, vol. 21, 2007

with Dorling D, Pattie C, Oil for food: the global story of edible lipids, Journal of World-Systems Research, vol. 13, 2007, 12-32

The emperor's new clothes? The utility of identity in Roman archaeology, American Journal of Archaeology, vol. 111, 2007, 693-713

with Pattie C, Dorling D, Christmas feasting and social class, Food, Culture and Society, vol. 10, 2007, 407-424

with Perring D, The making of Britain's first urban landscapes: the case of late Iron Age and Roman Essex, Britannia, vol. 37, 2006, 189-212

Pots and Pits: Drinking and deposition in late Iron Age south-east Britain, Oxford Journal of Archaeology, vol. 24, no. 2, 2005, 143-161

Chapters

with Van Oyen A, What did objects do in the Roman world? Beyond representation, in Van Oyen A (eds) Materialising Roman Histories, Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2017, 3-19

Gallo-Belgic wares: objects in motion in the early Roman northwest, in Van Oyen A, Pitts M (eds) Materialising Roman Histories, Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2017, 47-64

Rural transformation in the urbanised landscape, in Revell L, Millett M, Steele S (eds) The Oxford Handbook of Roman Britain, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016, 720-740

Globalization and china. Materiality and civilité in post-medieval Europe, in Hodos T (eds) The Routledge Handbook of Archaeology and Globalization, London: Routledge, 2016, 566-579

Deep histories of globalization and Europe: beyond Eurocentrism, in Hodos T (eds) The Routledge Handbook of Archaeology and Globalization, London: Routledge, 2016, 505-508

The archaeology of food consumption, in Wilkins J, Nadeau R (eds) A Companion to Food in the Ancient World, Wiley-Blackwell, 2015, 95-104

'Celtic' food: perspectives from Britain, in Wilkins J, Nadeau R (eds) A Companion to Food in the Ancient World, Wiley-Blackwell, 2015, 326-334

Globalisation and the Roman world: perspectives and opportunities, in Pitts M, Versluys MJ (eds) Globalisation and the Roman world. World history, connectivity and material culture, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015, 3-31

Globalisation, circulation and mass consumption in the Roman world, in Pitts M, Versluys MJ (eds) Globalisation and the Roman world: World history, connectivity and material culture, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015, 69-98

Pots and comparative history: the case of imported Roman fine wares and Chinese porcelain in NW Europe, in Fulford M, Durham E (eds) Seeing Red. New economic and social perspectives on Gallo-Roman terra sigillata, London: ICS, 2013, 381-390

Globalization, in Bagnall R, Broderson K, Champion C, Erskine A, Huebner S (eds) The encyclopedia of Ancient History, Wiley-Blackwell, 2012

Regional identities and the social use of ceramics, in al JBE (eds) TRAC 2004. Proceedings of the fourteenth annual theoretical Roman archaeology conference, Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2005, 50-64

I drink, therefore I am?' Pottery consumption and identity at Elms Farm, Heybridge, Essex, in al BCE (eds) TRAC 2003. Proceedings of the thirteenth annual theoretical Roman Archaeology conference, , 2004, 16-27

Reviews

Debating the Roman origins of Londinium, with questions about its material signature, Journal of Roman Archaeology, vol. 28, 2015, 723-726

Review of: F. De Angelis (ed.), Regionalism and Globalism in Antiquity. Exploring their limits. Leuven: Peeters, 2013., Journal of Roman Studies, 2015, 408-409

Review of: M. Darling and B. Precious. 2014. A corpus of Roman pottery from Lincoln. Lincoln Archaeological Studies 6. Oxford: Oxbow., Antiquity, vol. 89, 2015, 500-501

Review of: T. Brindle. 2014. The Portable Antiquities Scheme and Roman Britain. British Museum Press., Landscape History, vol. 36, no. 2, 2015, 89-89

Review of: F.M. Morris, North Sea and Channel Connectivity during the Late Iron Age and Roman period (175/150 BC - AD 409). BAR International Series 2157. Oxford, Archaeopress, 2010, Britannia, vol. 43, 2012

Review of: Richard A. Gregory, Roman Manchester. The University of Manchester's Excavations within the Vicus 2001-5. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2007, Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 2008. http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/bmcr/2008/2008-04-19.html

Conferences

with Christmas JT, Classifying and visualising Roman pottery using computer-scanned typologies, Big Data on the Roman Table, Exeter, UK, 6th - 7th Jul 2016

Thesis / dissertations

Consumption and identity in Essex and Hertfordshire c. 50 BC - AD 200: a ceramic perspective. Unpublished PhD thesis, Department of Archaeology, University of York, 2005.